What is it with Italian horror movies killing off blind people? In 1985’s Demons, a poor blind guy bit the dust by having his non-seeing eyes smooshed in. The precursor to that happened in 1977’s Suspiria, when Dario Argento thought he would set the gold standard for blind people cruelty and let a guide dog take a chunk out of his sightless master’s jugular.
So, on this special edition of Monday Bloody Monday, we’re going to all gather around and watch that scene from Suspiria. Two things come to mind when I revisit this moment by the way. First, german shepherds are awesome dogs. And second, what the hell happened to Dario Argento? It’s sad to watch a fantastic movie like this and then watch his attempts at filmmaking nowadays where he has Dracula turning into a giant praying mantis. But I digress. Now let’s watch a blind guy get his throat ripped out by a dog.
Note to self: If I’m ever running away from someone that I might think is a killer and I climb up top to a window and proceed to go through it – I need to check below and observe is there is a massive amount of barb wire before jumping down.
Seems like common sense, but not quite the case for Sarah in 1977’s personal classic of mine, Suspiria. There are a lot of things I love about this movie (the colors, the music, the blind guy) but I can’t help but laugh every time I watch Sarah plunge to her imminent ‘barb wire death’. I think what makes it so comical is the fact that there is SO much of the barb wire on the ground when she jumps down. Could she seriously not see any of it? But whatever the case, it’s a scene that is more than worthy of being on this week’s Sunday Bloody Sunday:
Couldn’t resist the Dracula pun in the title of the post. Oh Dario Argento. You gave me a movie (Suspiria) that makes it into my ‘Top 10 Horror Movies Of All Time‘. And then you gave me some other movies that weren’t quite top 10 material (Opera, Deep Red, Inferno). The greats can always redeem themselves though, but it’s been a tough road to climb for you, especially after recent non-gems like Giallo and Mother Of Tears. But I continue to hold out faith for you Dario, because I do think that you have it in you to give us one more film that can stand next to some of your earlier films on my DVD shelf. On the other hand, maybe not, that is if we’re strictly judging from this poster for your new movie, Dracula 3D:
Oh boy. Well not to rain down on the parade more than I am, but if you think that’s bad, then come on inside out of the rain and take a look at these NSFW clips that just came out for this “movie”. Continue reading →
Ahhhh – the Olympics. Michael Phelps and all of his flashy gold medals. The elegance and grace of the trampoline competition. GO USA!! YEAH! No, I’m not really an Olympic hater, but bring me back some new episodes of Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef already! But as I scrolled through the news this morning, something caught my eye. The words Olympics and Suspiria used in the same sentence! Apparently, the Russian Synchronized Swimming Duet Team do their performance to the sweet sounds of Goblin’s “Suspiria”. Now before you have any Red Dawn flashbacks, let’s give these Russkies a chance.
*wtf did you say about Howard The Duck you commi bastard?!*
The performance is by Natalia Ischenko and Svetlana Romashina and unfortunately, this isn’t their actual Olympic performance. This is from April 20, but hopefully the actual Olympic footage will pop up soon. So sit back and enjoy watching two Russian women frolic and splash around in the pool to the creepy ass theme from Suspiria!